Driver ar­rested after Al­berta Moun­tie killed in off-duty cy­cling col­li­sion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

ED­SON, Alta. — RCMP say a cy­clist who was killed in a col­li­sion in west­ern Al­berta was an off-duty of­fi­cer with the Ed­son de­tach­ment.

Moun­ties say they re­sponded to a call Wed­nes­day night near Ed­son where a cy­clist had been struck by a ve­hi­cle.

They say the cy­clist, who has been iden­ti­fied as Const. Austin MacDougall, was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

“It was ap­prox­i­mately 9:00 p.m. on Range Road 181 west of Ed­son,” said Sgt. Barry LaRocque, an RCMP spokesman.

He said the driver of the ve­hi­cle was ar­rested at the scene. “The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing. We’re still try­ing to gather all the ev­i­dence sur­round­ing the in­ci­dent to de­ter­mine what hap­pened.”

Charges have not been laid.

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